October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Try a Dental Bridge for Smile Restorations

Have you considered a dental bridge for your smile restoration? If not, perhaps you should! If you have lost teeth or would like to fill in the gaps between your teeth, then a dental bridge could be the ideal restoration option for you. Our dentist, Dr. Jay Hildreth, offers dental... Read more »

Mouth Guards: Do You Know How to Clean Them?

Do you use mouth guards when playing sports? Does your mouth guard get stuffed into your bag after your game? If so, you may be allowing bacteria, fungi or yeast to form on your guard. Taking care of this piece of safety equipment isn’t difficult, and we’d like to help... Read more »

Saving Your Smile: Halitosis Protection

Halitosis can arise due to numerous ailments. In some situations, halitosis may be as simple as foul odors being caused by the foods you eat or could be linked to an underlying illness within your mouth or even your body. In many cases, masking bad breath only temporarily masks it.... Read more »

The Links Between Your Oral Health and Bruxism

In order to improve and enhance your smile, it is important to make sure that not only do you practice effective oral hygiene routines, but you keep your smile safe from all physical dangers as well. In some cases, dangers can even come from yourself. One of the most common... Read more »

What to Know About Your Dental Bridge Options

The loss of one or more teeth impacts your smile in many ways, from its cosmetic appearance to the stability of your oral health. We are pleased to help you restore your lost teeth with customized dental restorations such as dental implants or dentures. You may find that the types... Read more »

The Denture Process Step by Step

When your permanent teeth are lost to injury or a harmful dental condition, they need to be replaced or else they can impede your speech and ability to chew, as well as alter the appearance of your facial shape. Moundridge Dental offers customized dentures to help you enjoy a beautiful... Read more »